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Head of Chair


Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Szewzyk

Research Interests

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  • Microbial ecology of natural and technical systems.
  • Biofilms and other spatially structured and heterogeneous systems.
  • Activity and physiological adaptation of microorganisms under various conditions (starvation, stress, predation, symbiosis).
  • Consortia of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria and their physiological and metabolic interactions.
  • Interaction of microorganisms with invertebrate hosts.
  • Associations and interactions of bacteria and fungi.
  • Metabolism of anaerobic and aerobic microorganisms (degradation potential, biosynthesis of secondary metabolites).

Curriculum vitae




Date of birth: 1957 in Mengen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

1977-1982
Studies of biology at the University of Tübingen, Germany

1983
Diploma thesis at the chair of "Microbial Ecology" (Prof. Dr. N. Pfennig) at the University of Konstanz, Germany.
Subject: "Anaerobic degradation of phenol and hydroquinone"

1984-1987
Dissertation at the chair of "Microbial Ecology" (Prof. Dr. N. Pfennig), University of Konstanz, Germany.
Subject: "Assessment of the behavior of anaerobic bacteria at surfaces"

1988-1990
Post-doc at the chair of Prof. Kjelleberg, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

1990-1994
Scientific supervisor of the research project „Microbial ecology of drinking water“ at Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control, Stockholm, Sweden

1993
Lecturer (General and marine microbiology) at University Gothenburg, Sweden.
Subject of audition lecture: "Microbial degradation of recalcitrant molecules"

since 1994
Full professor at the TU Berlin

Memberships

  • ASM (American Scociety of Microbiology),
  • VAAM (German Association of General and Applied Microbiology),
  • BMS (British Microbiological Society), IWA (International Water Association),
  • ISME (International Society of Microbial Ecology).

Publications


Lists of publications

Publication of books:

  • Investigation of Biofilms, Flemming H.-C., Griebe T., Szewzyk U. (eds). Technomic, Lancaster 2000.
  • Wasser: Chemie, Mikrobiologie und nachhaltige Nutzung, Grohmann A.N., Jekel M., Grohmann A., Szewzyk R. und Szewzyk U., Gruyter, 2011.


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Head of Chair

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Ulrich Szewzyk
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Room BH-N 604
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Consultation hours:
Wed 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

Secretariat

Bärbel Minx
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Adress Chair of Environmental Microbiology

Environmental Microbiology
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